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World Series of Poker Historic NFT Launch

World Series of Poker® Launches Historic 1-of-1 NFTs Through Auctions on WAX

This New Partnership Allows Fans to Bid for the Opportunity to Own Some of the World Series of Poker’s Most Iconic Moments  

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Los Angeles, CA — November 17, 2021 — The World Series of Poker (WSOP) is set to release a collection of rare 1-of-1 NFTs in partnership with The Worldwide Asset eXchange (WAX). The first auction launches today, Wednesday, November 17, giving fans and collectors alike the opportunity to bid for NFTs highlighting the prestigious event’s most memorable moments.

The first NFTs to be auctioned are a collection of six “Gallery of Champions” moments, representing some of the most iconic moments in World Series of Poker “Main Event” history. A nail-biting clip of the monumental win Chris Moneymaker secured during the 2003 Main Event Championship will mark the start of the collection, with the bidding for each WSOP 1-of-1 starting at 100 WAXP at 10% bid increments.

“We are excited to be memorializing the most important moments in poker history in NFT form,” said World Series of Poker Senior Vice President, Ty Stewart. “We look forward to fans having the chance to own a captured piece of WSOP’s more than 50 years of history.”

In addition to 1/1 auctions, WSOP NFT packs will soon be released featuring unique series including members of the Poker Hall of Fame and WSOP bracelet winners. Subsequent auctions will take place on Mondays and Wednesdays for the next three weeks at 1pm ET. They will feature other history-making moments by the likes of Scotty Nguyen, Doyle Brunson, Johnny Chan, Stu Ungar, and Phil Hellmuth.

“There is strong interest in NFTs in the poker community,” said William Quigley, Co-Founder of WAX. “WAX couldn’t be happier to partner with the premier brand in the sport, the World Series of Poker, for these NFTs that give fans and NFT collectors the opportunity to own a unique memento to some of the most iconic World Series of Poker moments of all time.”

The Main Event of this year’s World Series of Poker began on Thursday, November 4 and will end on Wednesday, November 17. Fans and interested parties alike can visit the WSOP 2021 schedule for more information. They can also learn more about WAX by visiting wax.io and about the auction by visiting wdny.io [add link to marketing page on wdny.io].

About WORLD SERIES OF POKER

The World Series of Poker® is the largest, richest and most prestigious gaming event in the world, having awarded more than $3.29 billion in prize money and the prestigious gold bracelet, globally recognized as the sport’s top prize. Featuring a comprehensive slate of tournaments in every major poker variation, the WSOP is poker’s longest-running tournament in the world, dating back to 1970.  In 2019, the event attracted 187,298 entrants from 118 different countries to the Rio All-Suite Hotel & Casino in Las Vegas and awarded more than $293 million in prize money. In addition, the WSOP has formed groundbreaking alliances in broadcasting, digital media and corporate sponsorships, while successfully expanding the brand internationally with the advent of WSOP Europe in 2007 and the WSOP Asia-Pacific in 2013 and the WSOP International Circuit Series in 2015. All WSOP events are subject to the then-current and applicable WSOP tournament rules. For more information, please visit www.wsop.com .

About WAX

The Worldwide Asset eXchange™ (WAX), aka the King of NFTs, is the world’s #1 blockchain, as measured by number of users and transactions, according to Dappradar.com. WAX’s mission is to bring NFTs to the mass market in the safest, most secure, environmentally friendly, and easy-to-use marketplace in the world. WAX is also the leading entertainment NFT network — in 2018, WAX introduced vIRLs®, giving consumer product companies the ability to directly link NFTs to physical consumer products. Co-founded in 2017 by William E. Quigley and Jonathan Yantis, WAX has facilitated the trade of more than 100 million digital collectables including Major League Baseball (via Topps MLB collectables), Capcom’s “Street Fighter,” and world-renowned entertainers Deadmau5 and Weezer. For more information, please visit https://wax.io and follow along on Twitter and Discord.

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